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  • The question was put to Ken Gilman, one owner of a company called Seattle Bridge. Ken, in the year 2018, why would anyone try to make a go of it in manufacturing? “We have a good niche for our product,” he answered. “We’re the only......

  • It’s hard to calculate the enormous personal or social value of a decent job with growth prospects – especially if that kind of job might seem out-of-reach. If you agree, join us June 27, at 11 AM to Noon, for a guided tour of the Georgetown Campus......

  • It fell to a person from Spokane to state the obvious about the Emerald City’s failure to help those who live among us without benefit of permanent housing. The judgement was rendered by a grieving father who was part of a Sunday Seattle Times story about......

  • Larry Ward was a man of few words, but the words he chose were almost always good ones. Deliberate, funny and smart, Larry was a highly valued employee at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard on the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Ballard. Larry started at Pac Fish......

  • City Hall – Here to Help? By our count, it’s been 12 very long years since a Seattle mayor began a four-year term with an attitude toward the business community that might be considered “helpful.” That timeline would take us back to 2006. That’s when......


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“The MIC is a great organization to keep me informed of everything that is happening around this city and the Puget sound area. I’ve known Dave and I’m excited about the things he brings up and the perspective he puts on efforts and the effort he puts in trying to make sure the manufacturing, industrial and maritime industry stays in Seattle.”

-Warren Aakervik, Ballard Oil

“They represent the interests of business and they are an advocacy group that helps us. We want to have an input on the core issues and I think the MIC does a good job gathering industry leaders together and doing that. I think they do a good job representing the business interest in the city of Seattle.”

-Marc Doan, GM Nameplate

“The MIC brings industries message to elected officials and other business groups helping us all to achieve our goals.  It also provides members an opportunity to support each other and gain knowledge from each other on a variety of issues and concerns.”

-Matt Lyons, NUCOR Steel